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Bodies

Bodies

Exploring Fluid Boundaries

  • Author: Robyn Longhurst
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134656912
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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This is one of the first books to introduce students to the key concepts and debates surrounding the relationship between bodily boundaries, abject materiality and spaces. The text includes original interview and focus group data informed by feminist theory on the body and uses case studies to illustrate the social construction of bodies. It will critically engage students in topical questions around sexuality, cultural differences and women's sub-ordination to men.

Feminist Geopolitics

Feminist Geopolitics

Material States

  • Author: Deborah P. Dixon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317135679
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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What can unfold from an engagement of feminist issues, concerns and practices with the geopolitical? How does feminism allow for a reconfiguration of how these two elements, the geo- and the -political, are understood and related? What kinds of objects can be located and put into motion? What kinds of relations can be drawn between these? What kinds of practice become valued? And, what is glossed or rendered absent in the process? In this thought-provoking and original contribution, Deborah P. Dixon cautions against the exhaustion of feminist geopolitics as a critique of both a classical and a critical geopolitics, and points instead to how feminist imaginaries of Self, Other and Earth allow for all manner of work to be undertaken. Importantly, one of the things they provide for is a reservoir of concerns, thoughts and practices that can be reappropriated to flesh out what a feminist geopolitics can be. While providing a much-needed, sustained interjection that draws out achievements to date, the book thus gestures forward to productive lines of inquiry and method. Grounded via a series of globally diverse case studies that traverse time as well as space, Feminist Geopolitics feels for the borders of geopolitical thought and practice by navigating four complex and corporeally-aware objects of analysis, namely flesh, bone, touch and abhorrence.

Bisexual Spaces

Bisexual Spaces

A Geography of Sexuality and Gender

  • Author: Clare Hemmings
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317795148
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 244
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Space, Place, and Sex

Space, Place, and Sex

Geographies of Sexualities

  • Author: Lynda Johnston,Robyn Longhurst
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742555129
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 195
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This accessible and engaging book provides a critical geography of sex and sexuality from the body to the globe. Drawing on queer, feminist, gender, social, and cultural studies, Lynda Johnston and Robyn Longhurst highlight the complex nature of sex and sexuality and how they are connected to both virtual and physical spaces and places. Their aim is to enrich our understanding of sexual identities and practices—whether they be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, asexual, queer, or heterosexual. Drawing on a diverse array of historical and contemporary examples, the authors argue convincingly that sexual politics permeate all places and spaces at every level of geographical scale. Thus, they illustrate, sexuality affects the way people live in and interact with space and place, as space and place in turn affect people's sexuality.

History of European Drama and Theatre

History of European Drama and Theatre

  • Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415180603
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 396
  • View: 310
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This study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to 20th century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Topics include: ancient Greek theatre; Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Moliere; and the Italian commedia dell'arte

Conversations on Human Nature

Conversations on Human Nature

  • Author: Agustín Fuentes,Aku Visala
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315431521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 325
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Recent empirical and philosophical research into the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens, the origins of the mind/brain, and the development of human culture has sparked heated debates about what it means to be human and how knowledge about humans from the sciences and humanities should be understood. Conversations on Human Nature, featuring 20 interviews with leading scholars in biology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, and theology, brings these debates to life for teachers, students, and general readers. The book-outlines the basic scientific, philosophical and theological issues involved in understanding human nature;-organizes material from the various disciplines under four broad headings: (1) evolution, brains and human nature; (2) biocultural human nature; (3) persons, minds and human nature, (4) religion, theology and human nature; -concludes with Fuentes and Visala's discussion of what researchers into human nature agree on, what they disagree on, and what we need to learn to resolve those differences.

A Companion to Feminist Geography

A Companion to Feminist Geography

  • Author: Lise Nelson,Joni Seager
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405137363
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 640
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A Companion to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and diversity of this vibrant and substantive field. Shows how feminist geography has changed the landscape of geographical inquiry and knowledge since the 1970s. Explores the diverse literatures that comprise feminist geography today. Showcases cutting-edge research by feminist geographers. Charts emerging areas of scholarship, such as the body and the nation. Contributions from 50 leading international scholars in the field. Each chapter can be read for its own distinctive contribution.

Doing Gender, Doing Geography

Doing Gender, Doing Geography

Emerging Research in India

  • Author: Saraswati Raju,Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136197354
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 334
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Until the 1970s gender had been invisible in analyses of social space and place in the androcentric discipline of geography. While recent contributions to feminist geography have challenged this, in India the engagement of geographers with gender, by being conservative in its choice of focus and orthodox in methodology, has been unable to destabilise the established disciplinary order. However, with younger scholars becoming increasingly interested in studying gender in geography, novel and innovative methods that include combinations of quantitative and qualitative analyses, visual sources and in-depth case studies are being tried out and accepted in geography despite its masculine legacy. This pioneering study brings together Indian geographers’ contributions to understanding gender, and through them, seeks to enrich the discipline of geography. It engages with the recent ‘spatial turn’ in the social sciences, which has reclaimed the explanatory power of space and place in social theory that had been nearly lost to deconstructive postmodernist scholarship. The volume draws entirely from the Indian scholarship, showcasing contextualised knowledge production, but hopes to initiate a a dialogue with scholars elsewhere working with feminist methodologies.

Translocal Geographies

Translocal Geographies

Spaces, Places, Connections

  • Author: Ayona Datta
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317007050
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Bringing together a wide range of original empirical research from locations and interconnected geographical contexts from Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America, this book sets out a different agenda for mobility - one which emphasizes the enduring connectedness between, and embeddedness within, places during and after the experience of mobility. These issues are examined through the themes of home and family, neighbourhoods and city spaces and allow the reader to engage with migrants' diverse practices which are specifically local, yet spatially global. This book breaks new ground by arguing for a spatial understanding of translocality that situates the migrant experience within/across particular 'locales' without confining it to the territorial boundedness of the nation state. It will be of interest to academics and students of social and cultural geography, anthropology and transnational studies.

Maternities

Maternities

Gender, Bodies and Space

  • Author: Robyn Longhurst
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134237472
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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Over the past decade geographers have shown a growing interest in 'the body' as an important co-ordinate of subjectivity and as a way of understanding further relationships between people, place and space. To date, however geographers have published little on what is one of, if not the, most important of all bodies - bodies that conceive, give birth and nurture other bodies. It is time that feminist, social, and cultural geographers contributed more to debates about maternal bodies. This book offers a series of windows on the ways in which maternal bodies influence, and are influenced by, social and spatial processes. Topics covered include women ‘coming out’ as pregnant at work, changing fashion for pregnant women, being disabled and pregnant, the politics of home versus hospital birth, breastfeeding practices that sit outside the norm, women who are constructed as ‘bad’ mothers, and ‘e-mums’ (mothers who go on-line).

Animal Spaces, Beastly Places

Animal Spaces, Beastly Places

  • Author: Chris Philo,Chris Wilbert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134640110
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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Animal Spaces, Beastly Places examines how animals interact and relate with people in different ways. Using a comprehensive range of examples, which include feral cats and wild wolves, to domestic animals and intensively farmed cattle, the contributors explore the complex relations in which humans and non-human animals are mixed together. Our emotions involving animals range from those of love and compassion to untold cruelty, force, violence and power. As humans we have placed different animals into different categories, according to some notion of species, usefulness, domesticity or wildness. As a result of these varying and often contested orderings, animals are assigned to particular places and spaces. Animal Spaces, Beastly Places shows us that there are many exceptions and variations on the spatiality of human-animal spatial orderings, within and across cultures, and over time. It develops new ways of thinking about human animal interactions and encourages us to find better ways for humans and animals to live together.

Celtic Geographies

Celtic Geographies

Old Culture, New Times

  • Author: David Harvey
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415223973
  • Category: History
  • Page: 274
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Celtic Geographies questions traditional conceptualizations of Celticity that rely on an homogenous interpretation of what it means to be a Celt in contemporary society. The various contributors break away from these traditional interpretations to critically explore a Celticity that is diverse in character. The book explores a number of themes that are central to historical and contemporary Celticity: * the historical geographies of Celtic peoples * devolution and politics in Celtic regions, such as Wales and Scotland * the commodification of Celticity in the tourism practices of Brittany and Ireland * the role of diaspora in the development of Celtic identities, in both North America and in the west of Scotland * the relationship between Celticity and forms of contemporary culture.

Critical Geographies

Critical Geographies

a collection of readings

  • Author: Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro
  • Publisher: Praxis ePress
  • ISBN: 0889555664
  • Category: Critical theory
  • Page: 728
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Mapping Cyberspace

Mapping Cyberspace

  • Author: Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113463899X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations * charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society * has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com. This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.

Terror and Territory

Terror and Territory

The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty

  • Author: Stuart Elden
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 0816654832
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 257
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Today's global politics demands a new look at the concept of territory. From so-called deterritorialized terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda to U.S.-led overthrows of existing regimes in the Middle East, the relationship between territory and sovereignty is under siege. Unfolding an updated understanding of the concept of territory, Stuart Elden shows how the contemporary "war on terror" is part of a widespread challenge to the connection between the state and its territory. Although the importance of territory has been disputed under globalization, territorial relations have not come to an abrupt end. Rather, Elden argues, the territory/sovereignty relation is being reconfigured. Traditional geopolitical analysis is transformed into a critical device for interrogating hegemonic geopolitics after the Cold War, and is employed in the service of reconsidering discourses of danger that include "failed states," disconnection, and terrorist networks. Looking anew at the "war on terror"; the development and application of U.S. policy; the construction and demonization of rogue states; events in Lebanon, Somalia, and Pakistan; and the wars continuing in Afghanistan and Iraq, Terror and Territory demonstrates how a critical geographical analysis, informed by political theory and history, can offer an urgently needed perspective on world events.

Dance, Space and Subjectivity

Dance, Space and Subjectivity

  • Author: V. Briginshaw
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230272355
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 242
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This book contains readings of American, British and European postmodern dances informed by feminist, postcolonialist, queer and poststructuralist theories. It explores the roles dance and space play in constructing subjectivity. By focusing on site-specific dance, the mutual construction of bodies and spaces, body-space interfaces and 'in-between spaces', the dances and dance films are read 'against the grain' to reveal their potential for troubling conventional notions of subjectivity associated with a white, Western, heterosexual able-bodied, male norm.

Eco-Homes

Eco-Homes

People, Place and Politics

  • Author: Doctor Jenny Pickerill
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1780325339
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 360
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It is widely understood that good, affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempt to mitigate or adapt to climate change. This is the first book to comprehensively explore eco-housing from a geographical, social and political perspective. It starts from the premise that we already know how to build good eco-houses and we already have the technology to retrofit existing housing. Despite this, relatively few eco-houses are being built. Featuring over thirty case studies of eco-housing in Britain, Spain, Thailand, Argentina and the United States, Eco-Homes examines the ways in which radical changes to our houses – such as making them more temporary, using natural materials, or relying on manual heating and ventilation systems – require changes in how we live. As such, it argues, it is not lack of technology or political will that is holding us back from responding to climate change, but deep-rooted cultural and social understandings of our way of life and what we expect our houses to do for us.

Blue Mind

Blue Mind

How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do

  • Author: Wallace J. Nichols
  • Publisher: Abacus
  • ISBN: 9780349139579
  • Category:
  • Page: 368
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Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Grounded in cutting-edge studies in neurobiology, cognitive psychology, economics, and medicine, and made real by stories of innovative scientists, doctors, athletes, artists, environmentalists, businesspeople and lovers of nature - stories that fascinate the mind and touch the heart - Blue Mind will awaken readers to the vital importance of water to the health and happiness of us all.

Introducing Human Geographies

Introducing Human Geographies

  • Author: Paul J. Cloke,Phil Crang,Mark A. Goodwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 034088276X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 653
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The second edition of this text has been thoroughly revised and updated to build upon the success of the first. Now in full colour with 16 new chapters, discussion points and glossary definitions in the margin, it is even more accessible.

Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning

Society & space. D

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electronic journals
  • Page: N.A
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International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.